You might be wondering where I got the idea to have smoked wings and potatoes from. Well….I had smoked chicken wings for the first time at a local restaurant and I couldn’t believe how amazingly yummy they were. So, I thought we could try to make our own “smoked chicken wings” in our Smoke Vault here at Camp Chef. Now where did the potatoes come in? I’ve heard of people having smoked baked potatoes, so what a great time to try both of those yummy foods out together.
For the chicken wings, we mixed together even amounts of Cayenne Pepper and a Garlic/Pepper Seasoning Salt. We figured the easiest and fastest way to coat the chicken wings, with this seasoning mixture, was to put the chicken wings in a zip lock bag, then sprinkle the seasoning into the bag and shake it all together. We then placed the chicken back in the fridge for about 2 hours.
We have two smoke vault’s, so we used one as an oven, without wood chips, and used the other as a smoker, with wood chips. We needed a backup for something to eat, just in case the smoked wings and potatoes didn’t work out to well. We soaked four chunks and some wood chips, in hot water for 45 minutes. We then placed the wood chunks in the tray first, then the chips to fill the rest of the tray. We used the water you soaked the chips in, for the water pan.
For the potatoes, we washed, patted dry, and poked holes in them with a fork. We wrapped half in tin foil for the “oven” vault, and then sprayed some olive oil on the other half for the “smoke” vault. We then placed the wrapped potatoes in the vault without wood chips, and put the others that were not wrapped, in the vault with the wood chips. We put them on the top rack. The potatoes took about 1 ½ – 2 hours, depending on the size of the potato. We took them out when they were soft to the touch.
When the vault’s were at about 300 degrees we put the chicken wings in the vault with the wood chips and let them smoke for about 2 – 2 ½ hours or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees.
Everyone couldn’t believe how great the smoked chicken wings and smoked potatoes turned out. In fact, the smoked potatoes disappeared faster than the regular baked potatoes! I will definitely make these two favorites in my smoker again!